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Media coverage July-Dec 2020

Posted on August 30, 2021

Below is a selection of articles and other media appearances by MIGS' staff and Fellows

8 july

Project coordinator Marie Lamensch commented on Bob Rae’s appointment as Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations on Radio-Canada.

9 July
Marie Lamensch wrote three articles in the Canadian Encyclopedia: Canada and Responsibility to ProtectCanada’s Feminist Foreign Policy; and The Elsie Initiative for Women in Peace Operations.

20 July
Marie Lamensch was quoted in a Libération article titled « Ouïghours : l’entrave aux naissances, un critère de génocide. »

22 July

Marie Lamensch was quoted in a La Presse article titled Soudan: la CPI pourra-t-elle juger l’ex-dictateur Omar el-Béchir?

26 July

MIGS Fellow Ewelina Ochab published an article in Forbes titled A Human Rights Body Calls Upon States To Take Legal Actions Against China For Its Atrocities Against Uighur Muslims.”  

28 July

MIGS Fellow Naomi Kikoler was quoted in article published on Vox titled “Concentration camps and forced labor: China’s repression of the Uighurs, explained.”

1 August

MIGS Fellow Ewelina Ochab published an article in Forbes titled “The Chinese Communist Party’s Fall From Grace Over Mass Atrocities In Xinjiang.”

3 August

MIGS Youth Fellow Emmanuelle Fahey published an article in The Hill Times titled “COVID-19: once again, Indigenous communities are failed by North American governments.”

28 Agust

MIGS Fellow Naomi Kikoler co-wrote an article for Just Security titled Anniversary of Genocidal Attacks on Rohingya Reminds Us They Are Still at Risk.  

1 September

MIGS Fellow Mark Kersten published a new post on his blog titled “Inching Closer: Could Omar al-Bashir finally be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court?”

In a new article in Forbes titled “The Situation Of Uighur Muslims Will Be Assessed By An Independent Inquiry”, MIGS Fellow Ewelina Ochab writes about what a Uighur Tribunal can do is shed light on atrocities.

11 September

MIGS Fellow Ewelina Ochab published a new piece in Forbes titled “NGOs And Faith Leaders Speak Up About The Situation Of The Uighurs.”

12 September

Kyle Matthews was interviewed by Todd van der Heyden on the radio show Viewpoints to discuss Russia’s foreign policy, human rights and digital disinformation campaigns. His interview begins at the 54 minute mark. 

15 September

Executive Director Kyle Matthews spoke to CTV News about the rise of online hate.

17 September

Kyle Matthews is quoted in a Voice of America article titled “Activists, Experts Call on UN to Recognize China's Uighur 'Genocide'”

19 September

MIGS Digital Fellow Phil Gurski spoke to RealPolitik Podcast about the need for the Canadian intelligence community to continue to focus on Islamic extremist terrorism.

21 September

MIGS Distinguished Fellow Lt-Gen. Romeo Dallaire and his colleague Shelly Whitman wrote an article in The Star titled “A radical change in how we view humanity.” He is also quoted by Radio-Canada Internationale in an article titled “Prioriser les enfants pour qu’advienne la paix dans le monde.”

25 September

MIGS Fellow Naomi Kikoler was quoted in a Vox article titled “Concentration camps and forced labor: China’s repression of the Uighurs, explained”. 

30 September

Naomi Kikoler was quoted in Virus Information News titled “China’s Repression of Uyghur Muslims: Concentration Camps, Forced Labor, and other Abuses”.

Ewelina Ochab wrote an article for Forbes Magazine titled “Will Facebook Sit On The Evidence Of The Genocide Against The Rohingyas?”.

5 October

MIGS Digital Fellow Alexander Corbeil is quoted in an article in Providence Magazine titled “Nigeria’s History May Support Federalism in Lebanon”.

8 October

Marie Lamensch is quoted in the Journal de Montréal in an article titled “Les complotistes iront ailleurs”.  

11 October

Kyle Matthews was interviewed by CBC News on the ongoing conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Kyle is also quoted in the Vancouver Courier  and La Presse about the conflict.

16 October

MIGS Fellow Fannie Lafontaine was interviewed by Radio-Canada’s Midi Info regarding her Independent Observer Report of the SPVM’s investigations on criminal allegations by Aboriginal people against police officers. She is also quoted in Le DevoirJournal MetroL’ActualiteRadio CanadaGlobal NewsCBC NewsCTV NEWS, and La Presse about the recent publication of her report looking into complaints of law enforcement abuses involving Indigenous people.

28 October

MIGS Digital Fellow Mark Kersten published a piece titled “The ICC Inches Closer to Bashir Prosecution as Sudan and Israel Normalize Relations” on his blog Justice Conflict. 

30 October

MIGS Executive Director Kyle Matthews is quoted in a VOA article titled “Activists Hail Canadian Parliamentary Committee Report on Uighur ‘Genocide’.”   

5 November
Ewelina Ochab published an article in Forbes titled “The Disappearing Mosques in Xinjiang”.

14 November

MIGS is mentioned in an article titled “Le coeur brisé des Arméniens” written by Rima Elkouri in La Presse.

20 November

MIGS Project coordinator Marie Lamensch spoke to L’Apostrophe about the different causes of genocide.

MIGS Fellow Michael Petrou wrote an article for the CIC’s titled “Why journalism isn’t saving democracy.”

28 November

MIGS Executive Director Kyle Matthews spoke to journalist Todd Vanderheyden about President Elect Biden’s expected foreign policy and approach to human rights. 

1 December

Phil Gurksi hosted New York Times journalist Eric Schmitt on his podcast to talk about covering terrorism.

5 December

Phil Gurski published an article on his blog titled “When will the Trudeau government wake up and smell the tea with regard to China?” 

8 December

Ewelina Ochab published an article in Forbes titled “British Parliamentarians Affirm: ‘We Will Not Trade With States Perpetrating Genocide’”

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